THIS is a tail.
Sudan Mastigure (U. dispar)
They belong to the Agamid family and bear the large, flattened body, blocky head and short limbs seen in certain other Agamids like the bearded dragon. What they really have, though, is a crazy tail.
They won't be cracking bones like an ankylosaur but even the smallest Spiny-tail might at the very least inflict a host of paper cuts in one, fell swoop. And who can deal with more than one paper cut at a time?
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Egyptian Mastigure (U. aegyptia)
Spiny-tailed Lizards live in dry habitats from North Africa to the Middle East. They like rocky and arid land with lots of crevices to hide in and earth in which they can establish burrows to spend the night.
By day, they emerge to feed and despite their dry habitat, they're mostly herbivorous. Some species will supplement their diet with some amount of meaty prey, but they usually keep to leaves, seeds, flowers and fruit.
Ocellated Mastigure (U. ocellata) gives us a bit of colour at last
Whoa! The Ornate Mastigure (U. ornata) needs to clam it down!
I wonder if their parents give them belly rubs?